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Embedded Konami Code is The Secret to (Hacking of) Palm Pre Dev Mode


By simply typing in the well known Konami Code, a cheat code that was first found in 1986 on NES systems = ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A (typed in: upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart), doing so enables a hidden app called "Developer Mode Enabler." It appears the code was leaked earlier this evening on precentral, only later to be found on Palm’s website. This is a a complete 195MB root image of webOS itself.

The possibilities are endless with the ROM now out on the open. Imagine what is to come from the hacking/coding community and how that alone will assist in increase the sales of Palm devices. Extending the system with custom API's would be pretty nice. This could possibly lead to a code monkey hacking his way through the ROM and offer unlocked Pre’s that could work on Verizon's network.


Source: Engadget

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Reader Comments (2)

Nice! Hopefully, we'll some really good apps very soon!

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDantheMan

Edited ROM or not, the hardware/ESN is STILL tied to Sprint.

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeeZ

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